1827 (x) 18-year-old Writer Edgar Allen Poe enlists in the US Army as private Edgar A. Perry in Boston, Fort Independence, Massachusetts, USA.
1837 (+) Gunfighter James Butler Hickok aka Wild Bill Hickok, is born in Troy Grove, Illinois, USA.
1840 (-) Composer Niccolo Paganini dies of a lung bleeding due to pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 57 in Nice, France.
1850 (+) Serial Killer Thomas Neill Cream aka The Strychnine Specialist, is born in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.
1853 (-) Slave and murderess Jane Elkins is executed by hanging in Dallas, Texas, USA.
She is the first woman to be executed in Texas.
1863 (-) Murderer Claudous C. Frizell is executed by hanging in Fort Scott, Kansas, USA.
1878 (+) Choreographer Isadora Angela Duncan aka The Mother of Modern Dance, is born in San Francisco, California, USA.
1891 (x) 36-year-old Writer Arthur Jean Nicolas Rimbaud has his left leg amputated because of carcinoma in Marseille, France.
1894 (+) Writer Louis Ferdinand Destouches Celine is born in Courbevoie, Asnières, France.
1894 (+) Writer Samuel Dashiell Hammett is born in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, USA.
1897 (-) Beaupied is strangled by Joseph Vacher aka L’Eventreur du Sud-Est, at the age of 14 in France.
1911 (+) Actor Vincent Leonard Price is born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
1919 (-) Bacteriologist Robert Heinrich Hermann Koch dies of a heart attack at the age of 75 in Baden-Baden, Germany.
1921 (+) Robber, kidnapper and rapist Caryl Whittler Chessman aka The Red Light Bandit, is born in St. Joseph, Michigan, USA.
1922 (+) Actor Christopher Frank Carandini Lee known from “Dracula”, is born in Belgravia, Westminster, United Kingdom.
1923 (+) Politician Henry Heinz Alfred Kissinger is born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany.
1940 (-) Murderer Mateo Quinionis is executed by hanging at the age of 44 in Hawaï, USA.
1941 (x) 37-year-old Nazi-leader Richard Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich is fatally wounded in an assault by Josef Gabcik and Kan Kubis in Prague, Holesovice, Czechoslowakia.
1958 (+) Serial Killer Wayne Bertram Williams aka The Atlanta Child Murderer, is born in Atlanta, Dixie Hills, Georgia, USA.
1960 (+) Reporter David Hans Schmidt aka The Sultan of Sleaze, is born in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
1966 (x) 6 French army-jets crash due to a lack of fuel in Spain.
1969 (-) Darwin Scott is stabbed to death and mutilated by persons unknown at the age of 64 in the USA.
He was the brother of Colonel Smith.
1978 (-) Eric Christgen is abducted and killed by Charles Ray Hatcher aka Evil Incarnate, at the age of 4 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
1993 (x) 5 Die in a Maffia bomb-attack on the famous Uffizi-Museum in Firenze, Italy.
1994 (-) Triple Murderer Charles Campbell is executed by hanging at the age of 39 in Walla Walla Prison, Washington, USA.
1994 (-) Cop Killer Stephen Ray Nethery is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville Prison, Texas, USA.
2003 (-) Composer Luciano Berio dies at the age of 77 in Rome, Italy.